We've given up tea treats for Lent
But we didn't give up sweets or desserts
Just teatime sweets!
On Wednesdays are church has evening services during Lent
The Youth of the church are providing dinner before church
I volunteered to bring a cake.
I had bananas in the larder
buttermilk in the fridge
pecans in the freezer
a Buttermilk Banana Sheet Cake
The youth wouldn't miss one little piece
Which with a cup of coffee was my lunch!
The Johnsonville Indies is my blue and white coffeepot
There's something more civilized about pouring coffee from a china pot
rather from a glass carafe!
The cake is a good one
And the sheet cake is a perfect size!
I received compliments Sunday on the cake
And had requests for the recipe.
Alas, the inside bulbs have bloomed their last
But the outside ones have started
I picked up these two glass daffodil vases from one of my favorite shops,
Webster House in Kansas City
And they both were 20% off and came with bulb!
Besides paperwhites in January and February,
I can see these vases holding boughs of long stem flowers --
hydrangea, pussy willow, crab apple
And the bigger one might be perfect
for a December amaryllis!
The cake recipe --
BUTTERMILK BANANA SHEET CAKE